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Re: Namespace conformance & SAX2

Actually, any parser is trivially conformant with the namespace
spec if it completely ignores those constraints.  The conformance
constraint is for documents only ... meaning, document creation
facilities are the only ones constrained.

Some of my review comments for the namespace spec requested
(repeatedly!) clarification on what XML processors need to do,
but it wasn't forthcoming (over several spec iterations).  So it
was clear to me that the relevant W3C folk didn't want to require
XML processors to do anything.

Would you propose that such constraints be reported as fatal
errors (WFness violations), nonfatal ones (like validity problems
and a few other random errors), warnings, or something else?

- Dave

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Nokleberg" <chris@sixlegs.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 10:28 AM
Subject: Namespace conformance & SAX2

> The Namespace spec adds additional conformance constraints beyond XML 1.0:
>   * All element types and attribute names contain either zero or one colon.
>   * No entity names, PI targets, or notation names contain any colons.
> Is a non-validating SAX2 parser required to check these constraints?
> My suggestion is that it should be required to check iff the
> http://xml.org/sax/features/namespaces feature is true.
> Thanks,
> Chris